But some of the characters in Private practice found homes at Gray Sloan Memorial Hospital after the show ended. One of these characters is Amelia Shepherd, sister of Derek Shepherd. Amelia became head of neurosurgery at the hospital, but fans were more engaged in her many emotional struggles than in her medical struggles.
Amelia was supposed to marry Owen, but her mother didn’t show up
After a short time on the staff of the Gray Sloan Memorial, Amelia began dating Owen Hunt. The two got engaged very quickly, after a brief comeback, another period of dating. The engagement seemed a bit rushed, perhaps because the two characters were looking to start a family. Owen often talks about wanting children, and Amelia was looking for stability.
She was living with substance abuse issues and only had a month or two of sobriety under her belt when she and Owen decided to tie the knot. Additionally, Amelia has lost a baby in the past, and she may have tried to fill a void in her life.
When Amelia told her mother that she was getting married, Matriarch Shepherd told Amelia that she would not be attending the wedding. Besides, Amelia’s sisters weren’t going to show up either. Amelia was devastated and her emotional scene in the bathroom on the phone with her mom is now iconic for Grey’s Fans.
Some fans find Amelia’s predicament relatable
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In a recent Reddit thread, fans discussed Amelia’s emotional scene. Even though the episode aired years ago, fans are still struck by the amazing play of Caterina Scorsone, who plays Amelia. For some fans, Amelia’s emotional scene made them want to give her a hug.
As one fan wrote, “This scene really hit the nail on the head. Imagine if your mom didn’t go to your wedding, Derek would be disappointed if his family didn’t support his favorite sister. When I saw this for the first time, all I wanted to do was hug her and comfort her.
To other fans, Amelia’s predicament was simply relatable. Some commentators spoke of finding themselves in similar situations and having parents who did not support their marriage.
As one fan put it, without parental support for their marriage, “we only lasted a few years and it was difficult to overcome some of the dangers of parenthood without the support of our families. We had no chance.
Other fans think Amelia doesn’t deserve sympathy
Not all fans were on Amelia’s side. Some people thought this was just one of many questionable decisions on his part, and his mother and sisters were right. Amelia has a history of rushing into relationships.
Her addiction issues have led to bad decisions in the past, and it’s understandable that Amelia’s mother thought this was just another of those mistakes. Owen and Amelia didn’t last, so in some ways her mom was right.
Although other fans still think Amelia’s mother should have gone to the wedding, even if it was just another of Amelia’s bad decisions.
As one fan wrote, “Amelia tended to act really fast with men, she was engaged to a man within 2-3 weeks of meeting her, not counting the fiancé she was with when she arrived in Seattle. . She also made very irrational and thoughtless decisions for a long time, especially while she was using. I can understand why his mother wasn’t at the wedding because of it, but it didn’t make him any less sad.